Keith + Joe | an Athens UGA Engagement

Keith and Joe met at the UGA Law School. While they both attended different schools previously, they each wound up at UGA at the same time. Over the course of their three years there so far, they fell in love, and they will be getting married in Memphis in two weeks! Since Athens is such a big part of their lives now, we all really wanted to do their engagement session there. So Ed and I traveled to Athens (just a few days after spending a week in Georgia ourselves!) to document this special times in their lives. I’m so glad we did! Not only did we get tons of amazing photos, but we got to spend a weekend in a lovely Georgian town, and soak up the college culture!

I knew I would love Keith and Joe right away when I heard that they got engaged in Savannah! They have been to Savannah twice together. The first time was early in their relationship when they went to visit a friend. The second time, Joe proposed! Playing up the romance, he took Keith on a carriage ride. When they went through Lafayette Square, the tour guide said it was good luck to kiss in front of the fountain, so they got out to do so. Joe asked a passerby to take their photo, and as they posed for the camera, Joe got down on his knee and surprised her! The stranger took several photos that turned out pretty well, especially considering she had never used an iPhone camera!

We met Keith and Joe in front of the Law School for their UGA engagement session. The campus is gorgeous, and Keith and Joe knew all the little hidden spots that were perfect for photos!

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Keith and Joe are so natural in front of the camera! He told me, “if you’ll let us, we can be pretty cute together.” He wasn’t kidding! We had such a great time with these two!

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Joe has the BEST smile!

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The campus has this little hidden garden that we never would have found without tour guides! This was my favorite spot!!

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We took a break inside the law library to cool off and change. Because they spend so much time here, we wanted to make sure to get a few shots of Keith and Joe in the library. It even had a courtroom that we had to use!

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To finish up the session, we crossed the street to downtown Athens. After they wed, the happy couple will be living here, so the area is really important to them. They love that it’s so close to the school and has lots of little restaurants and shops they visit regularly.

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Keith and Joe, thank you so much for hosting us in your beautiful city! We are so excited that we got to shoot in Athens, and document the places that you will begin married life together. We had so much fun getting to know you both, and I know the wedding will be amazing!

Cheers!

25 Comments
  • Sarah
    Posted at 10:47h, 29 July

    These two really are so cute together! These photos show off their personalities & their town so beautifully! LOVE the boots on tip toe & the fountains! Congrats to this cute, lucky couple. They now have some cute, awesome photos to keep this memory alive!

  • Amy
    Posted at 20:38h, 29 July

    Beautiful pictures!!

  • Paxton
    Posted at 20:46h, 29 July

    Simply gorgeous!!!

  • Annie Smith
    Posted at 20:49h, 29 July

    Love this!! Such a beautiful couple!

  • Rick Hall
    Posted at 20:50h, 29 July

    Great pictures! Great job!

  • Mills
    Posted at 20:50h, 29 July

    I love these photos!

  • Bella Gonzalez
    Posted at 20:51h, 29 July

    Such a beautiful couple!

  • Keith Hall
    Posted at 20:52h, 29 July

    Thanks, Amy! We loved hanging out in Athens and are so excited about how the pictures have turned out. Looking forward to seeing the rest!

  • Shelby Hall
    Posted at 20:54h, 29 July

    Prettiest couple I have ever seen.

  • CRH
    Posted at 20:54h, 29 July

    Nice

  • Gina Hall
    Posted at 20:56h, 29 July

    So many good ones I can’t pick a favorite!

  • Elizabeth Lytle
    Posted at 21:05h, 29 July

    Love these! They are so adorable and these shots are amazing!!!

  • Mary Claire Boudreaux
    Posted at 21:19h, 29 July

    Wooohoooo

  • Anna White
    Posted at 21:20h, 29 July

    Beautiful!!!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 21:35h, 29 July

    Beautiful couple and beautiful pictures 🙂

  • Julia DeVincenzo
    Posted at 21:40h, 29 July

    I HOPE YOU WIN A CANVAS!!!! Also, Keith, you are still as adorable as ever. So happy for you! 🙂

  • Hannah
    Posted at 22:42h, 29 July

    Such beautiful pictures!!! You did a fabulous job taking them. I am so happy for Keith and Joe! Amy is my best friend, and I know she is so excited for her sister to get married. I am too!

  • Kellie
    Posted at 10:39h, 30 July

    Oh my gosh y’all are precious!!! So excited for the wedding 🙂

  • Joseph Emanuel
    Posted at 13:19h, 30 July

    Beautiful Girl!

  • Martha
    Posted at 13:19h, 30 July

    I like the one of the feet! Cute boots, Keith!

  • Alberta
    Posted at 21:29h, 30 July

    Wow what great pictures. Can’t imagine a more perfect place to capture these beautiful people!

  • Gail Emanuel
    Posted at 17:19h, 01 August

    They were made for each other!
    I love the black and whites.

  • Katie
    Posted at 21:13h, 01 August

    Great photos! So neat to be able to have some from the place where you fell in love!

  • Amy
    Posted at 10:56h, 02 August

    These are perfect!

  • Katie
    Posted at 16:33h, 02 August

    Love the ones downtown!